Health Sciences

B.S., Health Administration

Requirements for B.S. in Health Administration

1. Lower Division Required Courses (19 units)

ACCT 220 Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)

BIOL 101/L General Biology and Lab (3/1) (GE: Natural Sciences)

HSCI 132 History of Preventative Medicine and Public Health (3)
or HSCI 345 Public Health Issues (3)

MATH 102 College Algebra (3) (GE: Basic Skills Mathematics)

PSY 150 Principles of Human Behavior (3) (GE: Social Sciences)

SOC 150 Introductory Sociology (3) (GE: Social Sciences)

2. Upper Division Health Sciences Department Core (10 units)

HSCI 314 Organization and Delivery of Health Services (3)

HSCI 390/L Biostatistics and Biostatistics Lab (3/1)

HSCI 488 Epidemiology: Introduction to Study of Disease (3)

3. Upper Division Required Health Administration Courses (36 units)

Note: A minimum grade of C- is required in all Upper Division required courses

HSCI 312 Introduction to Health Administration (3)

HSCI 313 Health Administration (3)

HSCI 391 Computer Applications for Health Science (3)

HSCI 412 Medical Care Organization in the United States (3)

HSCI 413 Leadership and Direction in the Administration of Health Services (3)

HSCI 414 Health Law (3)

HSCI 415 Health Information Systems (3)

HSCI 416 Utilization of Professional and Allied Health Personnel (3)

HSCI 424 Health Planning (3)

HSCI 425 Financial Planning and Reimbursement in Health Care (3)

HSCI 494/Academic Internship (2/1)

Required Health Administration Electives (9 units Minimum)

Select a minimum of 9 units–with prior advisor approval.

Total Units Required in Major 71

Required Lower Division General Education: 35
(not overlapping with major/includes Title 5)

Required Upper Division General Education: 3 or 6
(not overlapping with major) (3 units if student chooses HSCI 345—GE Social Sciences)

Required Additional Units 5 or 8

Total Units Required for the B.S. Degree 120


The B.S. in Health Administration Degree Program provides initial preparation for careers in health services administration, and for those already employed an opportunity to continue their professional advancement. The undergraduate curriculum also prepares the individual to enter the Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) Degree Program. Further education at the graduate level often is necessary to assume advanced management and policy-making roles in health care and related organizations. The Association of University Programs in Health Administration certifies the undergraduate Health Administration Program.

Mission Statement

The mission of the B.S. in Health Administration is to prepare a diverse student body for careers in health-care management and related disciplines. With a focus on learning-centered courses, community partnerships, research, advocacy and scholarship, the Health Administration Program aims to educate students for professional positions and thus enhance the operational efficiency and effectiveness of health care and related organizations and improve the delivery of health-care services.